A former Senator, Ben Murray-Bruce, has said he spoke with Ismaila Isa Funtua three hours before he passed on.
Funtua, an ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, died Monday night in an Abuja hospital.
He is believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest.
In a tweet, Murray-Bruce revealed the deceased had promised to call him the next day.
“I am saddened by the death of my brother and senior colleague, Mallam Isa Funtua.
“I spoke to him just three hours before his reported death, and he promised to further call me tomorrow.
“I pray that God comforts his family and loved ones, and may his soul Rest In Peace,” Murray-Bruce tweeted.